For the latest shoe in Kobe Bryant’s “Muse Pack”, Nike takes the Kobe 11 and pays tribute with a special colorway, inspired by his favorite sneaker of all time.
“The Jordan IIIs were my all-time favorite, still my favorite to this day,” Kobe says. “To be able to grow up and appreciate all the Jordans and then to actually sit with the man who designed those and kind of understand how he designed them the way he did, why he designed them the way he has… That’s amazing.”
The second shoe in the drop incorporates notable Jordan 3 details, including color blocking, perforations in the lower tongue and distinct red embroidery in the heel and tongue. Additionally, Hatfield added sharkskin-inspired heel counters as a tribute to Bryant’s fearlessness and appreciation for the mercurial creature.
The Nike Kobe 11 Tinker Muse drops in limited quantities on May 5 at select Nike retailers and Nike.com for $200 USD.